Dice Tower Network Podcast: The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast

Four old friends with a love of gaming come together to produce a bi-weekly show about gaming of all kinds: board, card, miniatures, role-playing games and much more. In each episode you can expect board game walk-through and reviews, gaming industry news and commentary and roundtable discussions. The hosts, Jamie, Tony, Brian and Chris, each have very different tastes in gaming so you can expect a wide variety of opinions and viewpoints. Come check out The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast for their irreverent views on all things gaming.

The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast Episodes

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In episode 52, the gang is light as Brian and Steve couldn't make it, but Tony makes up for it by waking up and talking. First they give you a walkthrough and review of William Attia's new design, Spyrium. Then Tony digs through the RSS feeds for all the best news items about gaming. Then the guys round off the show with a good old fashioned round table about designing a badass villain for your roleplaying game.
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In episode 51, the founders crack open Nothing Personal designed by the Capo of the Dice Tower Network, Tom Vasel, and give you a walkthrough and review. Tony reports on all things gaming in his news segment and the rest of us babble on. Then the gang finishes up their 2 part discussion of the top 50 ranked games on Board Game Geek.
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In episode 50, the founders rejoice as they've made it all the way to 50 episodes! Then after 2 years of begging, we finally give in to Tony and review his favorite game of all time, Agricola. Tony gives you his thoughts on all the of the coolest gaming news from the 'verse. Then the gang begins their 2 part discussion of the top 50 ranked games on Board Game Geek.
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In episode 49, the gang is back from Gen Con 2013 and have tons of stories to share about what happened and what games they played. Then the founders get back to business as usual and throw down a review of Manhattan Project from Minion Games. Tony T is frothing at the mouth to give you all the juicy tidbits he picked up at Gen Con with his gaming news segment. Then the guys tackle a question they always get asked how to get started playing role playing games.
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In episode 48, the founders jump right in with a walkthrough and review of the Fantasy Flight Games release of Merchant of Venus (Standard Edition). We thank our wonderful sponsors Stronghold Games, Game Salute and MiniatureMarket.com and all the other great publishers for donating games to our GenCon cabalist meet up. We then present the Dice Tower Network contest - if you want to win a $50 gift certificate to CoolStuffInc.com, head over to the BoardGameGeek Guild and post your discussion topic suggestion to enter.
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In the GenCon 2013 the founders welcome Tom Vasel and Eric Summerer from the Dice Tower podcast to discuss the GenCon experience and our convention schedules. Then the gang discusses a whole slew of games being release at GenCon. When you're finished with part 1, jump over to the Dice Tower feed to pick up part 2 in which we field questions from listeners and present out Top Ten Games Releasing at GenCon. For part 2 of the Gen Con 2013 Preview, check out DiceTower.com
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In episode 47 of the Secret Cabal Gang pulls out the wheeling and dealing zombie game, City of Horror for the full walkthrough and review treatment and take a look back at Thunderstone Advance and give their thoughts one year later. Tony T hooks you up with tons of gaming news from around the 'verse while the rest of us interrupt him every 2 minutes. Then the founders talk about "The Cult of the New" and how it affects the gaming group. The show is rounded off with a round table discussion about what they love about tabletop miniatures games.
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In episode 45 we go on and on about the worker placement and area majority game Belfort. As always, Tony gives you the low down on all the new stuff happening in the world of gaming while the rest of us heckle him. Then we have a discussion about board game themes - what makes a good one, what makes a bad one and some of our favorite thematic games. Then we introduce a brand new style of discussion - Meet the GM: Brian in which we talk to Brian about his specific brand of Game Mastering.
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In episode 45 the gang is sad that their back to the real world and reminisce about how great Origins Game Fair was this year. Then they go back into the vaults and give you a review of the Fantasy Flight Games release of Battlestar Galactica. Tony delivers the most professional newscast you'll ever hear while the rest of the guys ruin it for him. Then to round off the show, they bring back the Coffee Shop games discussion.
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In episode 44 the founders are jumping outta their pants to get to Origins, but they take time out to give you a review of the Fantasy Flight epic fantasy game, Runewars. Tony brings you the gaming news - west coast style and we berate him for his lack of Star Trek expertise. Then the gang talks about wheeling and dealing in board games and rounds out the episode discussing how they can do a better job of making characters for RPGs.

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